Brendan Rodgers reportedly offered new Leicester City deal

By Connor Gordon

December 6, 2019

Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has reportedly been offered a new contract at Leicester City.

The Irishman is currently on the deal which took him from Glasgow to England. Links to clubs such as Arsenal and Tottenham recently is moving the Foxes hands.

However, will the manager show the faith to his new club that he didn’t do for the Hoops by remaining?

Leicester City man Brendan Rodgers staying put?

Rodgers is arguably the second most sought after manager in England at the moment. His Leicester side are sitting second in the English Premier League behind leaders, Liverpool.

Former Celtic man Brendan Rodgers could be staying with Leicester City longer. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Rodgers’ performances with the Foxes is alerting some of the bigger names and pundits towards him. The 46-year-old is already being linked to Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs in recent times.

However, Leicester are quick to make sure their man stays put for the duration. The Daily Mail report the board are reportedly offering Rodgers a new deal to stay with the club. The Mirror are even suggesting that a £5 million bumper deal is on offer to the Irish gaffer.

Arsenal are on the look out after sacking Unai Emery. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

But, Arsenal are yet to confirm a new manager which is making it a nervy time for Leicester.

Nevertheless, if Rodgers is fine with staying put, then he is putting the long term faith into Leicester that Celtic didn’t see with him.

Hoops board to blame or is it the manager?

Fans will always have an opinion on why or how Rodgers left the Hoops in February. Some will say he wasn’t backed by the board, others will say he left at the first chance. However, it could also be a bit of both.

The consensus with some fans was that he could have left at the end of last season with well wishes.

Some targets didn’t come off like John McGinn as well as the Dedryck Boyata saga last summer.

John McGinn was a failed target for Brendan Rodgers. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Where there is a bitter taste with Rodgers is that he left mid-season in an important run of games. Furthermore, he took all but three of the backroom staff with him, leaving the club scrambling to bring in Neil Lennon.

Rodgers didn’t keep faith until the end of the season, but there wasn’t a reported contract to offer either.

He stated he had taken the club as far as he could after leaving in February. But, fans will never know if Rodgers would have stayed had the Leicester job not become available.